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Snuffy Can you identify this song?-Rubenstein Remembers (12) RE: Lyr Req: Can you identify this song? 10 Mar 16


When I read your post I immediately thought of this - but there's no chess in it. I'll think again ...


Old Friends, Paul Simon, 1968

Old friends
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
Of the high shoes
Of the old friends

Old friends
Winter companions
The old men
Lost in their overcoats
Waiting for the sunset
The sounds of the city
Sifting through the trees
Settle like dust
On the shoulders
Of the old friends

Can you imagine us years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange to be seventy

Old friends
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fear...


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